Fallon London makes two senior hires

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by Josh Hall

Fallon London has appointed two new senior hires across its creative and strategic departments.

Olly Markeson joins as strategy director from Virgin Management, where he worked as in-house strategist.

Prior to Virgin, Markeson held senior positions at agencies including BMB and Grey, working across brands such as McCain, Vodafone, and Pantene. He will work on strategic execution across Fallon’s ŠKODA account.

Meanwhile award-winning creative João Paulo Testa (known as JP), who has overseen projects including the AMG 'Made of Power' campaign, joins from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.

Testa also spent five years at AlmapBBDO, working across brands including Audi, Volkswagen, Pepsi, and Havaianas.

Commenting on the appointments, Charlie Rudd, CEO at Leo Burnett and Fallon London, said: “Both Olly and JP have the ideal blend of strategic and creative rigour and we are very lucky that these two impressive individuals have chosen to join us. I know they will help make our work better.”

Testa added: "Fallon London has always been a benchmark of creativity and craft excellence for me. It is a great honor to be joining a team that has a bold culture and builds brands with passion and an incredible business vision."

Markeson said said: “It is a unique privilege to help unlock the extraordinary potency of both Fallon and the ŠKODA brand.”

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